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Penny Carrington’s health had been deteriorating in ways that have puzzled virtually every doctor she’s seen over the past 15 years. Rahul Rastogi, MBBS, and Penny Carrington discuss her treatment plan . “I would get dizzy. I would lose feeling on one side of my body. It felt like there was some...
For the second year, the Department of Anesthesia participated in University of Iowa Health Care’s Girls Go STEM! program, and once again participants gave the session rave reviews. Stephanie White, operations manager for the Department’s Patient Simulation Center, and CA-2 Sarah Helwege, DO,...
Cynthia A. Wong, MD, Chair and DEO of the Department of Anesthesia, Wednesday announced the appointments of Stephen R. Hays, MS, MD, FAAP as Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Development and Sundar Krishnan, MBBS, as Vice Chair for Education. Both appointments are effective January 1, 2020...
Research students Raven Brenneke and Lance Evans, working under the direction of Randy Loftus, MD, won 2nd place in the faculty category at the University Hospitals & Clinics' 7th annual Quality and Safety Symposium for their poster "A Multi-Faceted, Perioperative Infection Control Program...
The Advanced Practice Provider Critical Care fellowship is a one-year, multidisciplinary postgraduate program for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants that combines medical and surgical clinical care. Rotations include: Medical Intensive Care Unit Surgical and Neurosciences Intensive Care...
What if the conversation you really don’t want to have could make you a better colleague, educator, mentor, or health care provider? That’s the premise of “Conversations in Just Culture,” an interdisciplinary session for attendees of the 7th annual Quality and Safety Symposium at University of Iowa...
In 1947, Donald Scott Wilkins graduated from the University of Iowa with a medical degree and a master’s in anesthesiology. Three years later, he served as a captain in an Army medical unit in Korea, where he contracted polio and died on a Navy hospital ship in the Pacific Ocean. The Department...
Anesthesiology and the U.S. military share nearly 200 years of history. William Thomas Green Morton made the first public demonstration of anesthesia on a surgical patient on Oct. 16, 1846; the following spring, Edward H. Barton, a surgeon with the U.S. Army stationed in Vera Cruz during the...
Rahul Rastogi, MBBS, director of the Pain Management Clinic at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, grew up in a family of scientists, but none of them were in medicine. He chose to pursue a medical career in part because of his family's physician when he was a child in India. Read more...
In mid-October, the Department of Anesthesia was honored to host the inaugural John H. Tinker Memorial Lecture to celebrate and inspire the spirit and vision of one of the most influential chairs in the Department’s history. Carl C. Hug Jr., MD, PhD, professor emeritus of anesthesiology and senior...